(San Antonio) …The UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering have been ranked the No. 3 and No. 7 graduate programs in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business in its September 2011 edition.
“We are honored to be recognized by Hispanic Business for the fourth straight year,” said Lynda Y. de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business and Peter Flawn Professor of Economics. “This ranking speaks to the quality of our academic programming and the services that we provide our MBA students. It elevates the college into the upper echelon of business schools in the nation.”
Hispanic Business’ business school rankings (in order) included the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio, New York University, University of Miami, University of Virginia, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, Yale University and Florida International University.
This year is the second consecutive year that the UTSA College of Engineering was ranked in the Top 10 by the magazine.
“We have put a great amount of effort into strategically growing our graduate programs over the last 10 years to meet the needs of students, especially those from underrepresented groups,” said Mauli Agrawal, dean of the UTSA College of Engineering and David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair of Engineering. “We are thrilled to be recognized once again for our graduate engineering programs. The other universities ranked on his list are a who’s who of graduate engineering programs, and we are honored to be included.”
The publication’s engineering program rankings (in order) included Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at El Paso, University of Central Florida, Purdue University, MIT, University of Florida, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Cal Poly Pomona, University of New Mexico, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Hispanic Business ranked the top 10 universities nationally in business, medicine, law and engineering based on five criteria: enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support and services, retention rates and graduate program reputation. This is the 14th year that Hispanic Business has conducted their study.
The UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The college’s MBA program was ranked No. 4 in the Southwest and No. 28 nationwide by BusinessWeek and has been named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minority students by the Princeton Review for the past six years. Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students and 47 different graduate and undergraduate business programs.
Dedicated to education, research and service, the UTSA College of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in Texas. From 2000-2007, the college’s enrollment more than doubled and research funding increased seven-fold. The college offers academic programs in biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. Research strengths include security, health, energy and the environment and sustainability.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and one of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution, UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
UTSA serves more than 30,000 students in 134 degree programs in the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond. For more information, visit www.utsa.edu/today.